My best friend’s mother is a property lawyer. I am hopeful that I will be offered friends and family rates for conveyancing, However if that does not come through, what level of fees would I typically be looking at for conveyancing in Shard End?
You should compare pricing. Do use our comparison tool on this page. You will notice that amounts seem to be different but service levels do are distinct between law firms as is true with the vast majority of professional services.
I purchased my flat on 7 November and the transaction details is not yet on the land registry website. Any reason for this? My conveyancing solicitor in Shard End expressed confidence that it will be dealt with inside ten days. Are properties in Shard End uniquely lengthy to register?
As far as conveyancing in Shard End registration is no quicker or slower than anywhere else in the country. As opposed to being determined by geographic area, timeframes can vary depending on the party submitting the application, whether it is in order and whether the Land registry communicate with any third parties. At present roughly three quarters of submission are fully addressed in less than three weeks but some can be subject to protracted delays. Historically registration occurs once the buyer is living at the property thus post completion formalities is not usually an essential issue but where it is urgent that the the registration takes place urgently then you or your solicitor should contact the land registry and explain the circumstances.
I've recently found out that there is a flying freehold issue on a property I have offered on a fortnight ago in what was supposed to be a simple, no chain conveyancing. Shard End is where the house is located. Can you offer any opinion?
Flying freeholds in Shard End are unusual but are more likely to exist in relation to terraced houses. Even where you use a solicitor outside Shard End you would need to get your solicitor to go through the deeds thoroughly. Your bank may require your conveyancing solicitor to take out an indemnity policy. Some of the more diligent conveyancing solicitors in Shard End may determine that this is not enough and that the deeds be re-written to give you the most up to date legal protection. If so, the next door neighbour also had to sign up to the revised deeds.It is possible that your lender will not accept the situation so the sooner you find out the better. You should also check with your insurance broker as to whether they will insure a flying freehold residence.
What advice can you give us when it comes to appointing a Shard End conveyancing practice to deal with our lease extension?
If you are instructing a property lawyer for lease extension works (regardless if they are a Shard End conveyancing practice) it is most important that he or she should be familiar with the legislation and specialises in this area of conveyancing. We recommend that you speak with several firms including non Shard End conveyancing practices prior to instructing a firm. If the firm is ALEP accredited then that’s a bonus. The following questions might be helpful:
How many lease extensions have they completed in Shard End in the last 12 months?
Leasehold Conveyancing in Shard End - Examples of Questions you should consider before Purchasing
Be sure to find out if there is anything that is prohibited in the lease. For example plenty of leases prohibit pets being allowed in in a block in Shard End. If you love the apartmentin Shard End but your cat can’t live with you then you will be faced difficult compromise. It is important to be aware if fixing the lift or some other major work is anticipated to be shared by the leaseholders and will dramatically increase the the service charges or require a one time payment. Can you tell me if there are any major works in the near future that will likely increase the service costs?
We have been informed by many estate agents to expect up to two months for Shard End conveyancing to complete.This was 3 ago. The property information was only sent to my conveyancing practitioner yesterday so now does it countdown?
One should treat with suspicion of any conveyancer guaranteeing expedited completion times. Rather you should enquire about the average timeframe to complete Shard End conveyancing deals and whether they are happy to move towards an agreed target date for your conveyancing in Shard End